JOHNSTON SQUARE MURAL NEST-WORK
At Home In Your Nest
The Johnston Square neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland is an under-served community feeling the effects of the ‘Shrinking City.’ Vacant lots and abandoned buildings are growing, but the residents of the neighborhood are motivated to improve their community. A network of pocket parks with bright murals and stitched together with textured crosswalks creates a sense of visual unity and unique identity for the residents.
Penn State 4th Year
Baltimore Ecosystem Study Studio
Placemaking / Landscape Architecture
The design intent is to create a network of nests, knit together with patterned crosswalks, to develop a strong visual identity and a unique streetscape that can become synonymous with Johnston Square neighborhood. Four currently vacant lots along Biddle street become ‘nests’ for education, ecology, and identity.
The Johnston Square neighborhood took inspiration from my design for a mural installation!
Image courtesy of Re-Build Johnston Square Facebook Page